- Nvidia has announced the launch of its Omniverse Cloud Service in 100 countries.
- The Graphics Processing Unit producer wants to use the platform to accelerate the global adoption of the metaverse.
- Nvidia Omniverse Cloud is a suite of cloud services that allows developers, creators and community builders to use metaverse applications anywhere.
Nvidia has announced the launch of its Omniverse Cloud Service in 100 countries. The Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) producer wants to accelerate the global adoption of the metaverse.
The Nvidia Cloud Omniverse is a software and infrastructure-as-a-service product created to enable artists developers and enterprise teams to design, publish, operate and experience metaverse applications anywhere.
The platform leverages the power of heavy-duty data centres to offer Omniverse tools to users around the globe. According to Nvidia, Omniverse already boasts a user base of more than 700 companies and over 200,000 people.
The platform allows teams around the globe to design and collaborate on 3D workflows independent of local computing power.
Commenting on the global launch of the service, Richard Kerris, vice president of the Omniverse at Nvidia highlighted the important role Omniverse will play in accelerating the adoption of the metaverse, a 3D virtual space that allows users to interact immersively through gaming, work projects, and virtual concerts, among other experiences.
“Now to understand what the impact of that is going to be the traditional internet that we know today connects websites described in HTML and viewed through a browser. The metaverse is going to be the evolution of that internet connecting virtual 3D worlds using USD, or universal scene description,” said Kerris.
In January, Nvidia made Omniverse free for individual users. The platform has also been central in several industrial metaverse projects, including a partnership with Germany-based automation company Siemens to accelerate the process of making an automated industrial metaverse.
Earlier in September, the company also collaborated with the University of Houston, AI innovation Consortium and TechnipFMC to “advance the creation of industrial metaverse applications as part of the learning institution’s digital oilfield laboratory initiative.”
Jensen Huang, Nvidia CEO commented: “The metaverse, the 3D internet, connects virtual 3D worlds described in USD and viewed through a simulation engine. With Omniverse in the cloud, we can connect teams worldwide to design, build, and operate virtual worlds and digital twins.”
The metaverse has become one of the most exciting investment opportunities for technology companies, and Nvidia is certainly not getting left behind. The technology giant wants to capitalise on the rapid adoption of the metaverse with McKinsey predicting the metaverse market could be worth $5 trillion by 2030.
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